The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing

Software tools for indexing: what we need

The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing (1990), 17, (2), 108–113.

Abstract

PC-based software for document processing has become quite sophisticated, but the software tools available for embedding index entries in text files do not meet the needs of professional indexers. The author outlines basic index requirements of American publishers, and deficiencies in the current software and their user interfaces. The indexing capabilities of Microsoft word, WordPerfect, WordStar, XyWrite, and macrex are reviewed. Suggestions are offered for improvement in sorting algorithms, formatting capabilities, and user interface design.

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Mulvany, Nancy C.